Mobilization of Long-term Savings for Infrastructure Financing in Africa

K. Maurer | BMZ, GIZ

Infrastructure development is key to reaching the sustainable development goals. Africa needs to invest some US$ 135 billion every year into economic and social infrastructure to keep pace with the growing population. This desk study has been commissioned to assess the current state and potential use of three sources of infrastructure financing in Africa: (i) Global institutional investors such as pension funds and insurance companies have the scale necessary to materialize “billions to trillions”, (ii) Domestic pension funds that have emerged and are growing rapidly in many African countries, and (iii) Remittances from migrant workers abroad.

Remittances, Long-Term Finance, Institutional Investors, Pensions, Infrastructure Finance
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